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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2006 03:21 am
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AJ -

I also enjoyed the book "Manhunt" and the quote you mentioned really jumped out at me as well. I do not have the book in front of me right now as I loaned it to a friend, but I do remember reading the foot note in the back of the book on that particular quote. Reading foot notes is something I rarely do but this really had my curiousity as I had always heard/read the quote with "ages."

The author (the best I recall without having the book at my disposal) felt that the quote as he gave it was more likely what Stanton would have said given his background, beliefs and the time in question. I think he also conferred with someone else on this quote and that is mentioned in the foot note as well. I accepted his explanation and thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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